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Help requested posted on 25th October 2018:

Older Drivers - Risk Perception

We are a charity in Northern Ireland concerned with safer communities and are currently looking at developing an intervention for older drivers. We would like to include a workshop of some description aimed at improving risk perception and would appreciate any suggestions on where we can source resources for this.

Gary Doggett

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Response posted on 26th October 2018 by:
Lynda Hurley

E: lynda.hurley@doeni.gov.uk
T: 02890540094

Older Drivers - Risk Perception

Have you tried RADAR NI, Safety Centre (028 90259844)they have a proper driving simulator housed within a Mini motorcar. It may be a suitable location to run your event. Share the Road to Zero also have a road safety toolkit which is free to NI organisations wanting to deliver road safety events. You can request a copy of the toolkit through the www.sharetheroadtozero.com or telephone 02890540072.


Response posted on 2nd November 2018 by:
Tim Schewe

E: tim@drivesmartbc.ca
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Older Drivers - Risk Perception

You could consider preparing your own program. I put one together and present it through my local university's Elder College program.

I'd be happy to share ideas.


Response posted on 2nd November 2018 by:
Kerry Dean

E: Kerry.dean@live.co.uk
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Older Drivers - Risk Perception

The Road Safety Charity runs a Sean Morley Memorial Award in memory of my son. Sean was killed in a hit and run in 2012. Students submit dissertations and projects regarding all areas of road safety issues, including this subject area. We have had several over the years relating to older drivers. If you contact AIRSO, Iím sure they can forward the relevant ones to you. Dr Lucy Rackliff is probably the best initial contact.


Response posted on 2nd November 2018 by:
Gary Doggett

E: gary.doggett@extern.org
T: +353861304780

Older Drivers - Risk Perception

Thank you all for your responses. I will email you all individually.
Regards Gary


Response posted on 15th November 2018 by:
Andrew Russ

E: andrew.russ@sweco.co.uk
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Older Drivers - Risk Perception

Perhaps older drivers ought also to be re-assured that no longer being able to drive does not necessarily mean limiting their mobility? Aside from public transport (which may be patchy), there are transport alternatives which could help them retain their independence, like the Wheels for Wellbeing charity linked below.

https://wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Mini-manifesto-FINAL.pdf


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